Author Archives: Mark Doliner

The Golden Records

In 1977 NASA launched the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes to study the outer solar system. Voyager 1 flew by Jupiter, Saturn, and Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. Voyager 2 flew by Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. After 37 … Continue reading

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Let’s learn about furnaces!

When we moved in to our new place our furnace wasn’t quite working. We didn’t notice it at first. It would turn on for a few minutes and sounded normal, but then it would turn off before reaching the temperature … Continue reading

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I got a new bike!

Nothing special, just a cheap bike for commuting to and from the train station. I got one of the cheapest ones I could find that I’d be happy with: a Retrospec Mantra. Black frame, red wheels, pink seat and handlebar … Continue reading

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My old bike was stolen :-(

My 2003 Fuji Silhouette was stolen in mid-October. This is the bike I’d ridden 11,000 miles on. Across North Carolina. From San Jose to Los Angeles. This one: The Story I had biked to the Sunnyvale Caltrain station around 7:50am. … Continue reading

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San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

Earlier this year Emily and I flew to San Diego for Gabe and Korianne’s baby shower in Dana Point. We stayed in downtown San Diego. It was fun! I like San Diego. While we were there we visited both the … Continue reading

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Sennheiser HD 280 Pro vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones

I’d been using Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones since November 2007. They’re great and I’ve been happy with them. They’re popular headphones—I believe they’re one of the standard headphone choices at both Facebook and Google. Last month the plastic headband … Continue reading

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My Headphone Preferences

I wear headphones a lot at work. Specifically for three or four hours a day, five days a week, for the past 8 years. I prefer headphones rather than earbuds. I find earbuds to be uncomfortable for long periods of … Continue reading

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Europe 2013, Part 3: Spain

Barcelona You can see all 90 pictures from Barcelona or the best 10 (mixed with the best pictures from elsewhere on our trip). After watching stage 8 of the Tour de France, we drove back to Barcelona and picked up … Continue reading

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